LubriSyn Equine News
LubriSynHA was honored to host the Chad Masters & Charly Crawford Roping Clinic this past weekend at Allday Farm and Arena in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Nineteen headers and nine heelers got the opportunity to learn from the two-time World Champion Header and seven-time NFR Qualifier. “I went to a roping school to brush up on a few things. I ended up learning more from two headers than I have from any heeler in 22 years of roping!”
We were also pleased to include the presence of a talented writer and long time friend, Jennie Rees. Jennie was nice enough to write a nice recap of her Q&A with the cowboys when they visited Keeneland in Lexington, KY on Friday.
You can read the article here.
Thank you to all of those who helped arranged this great event and we look forward to putting on another in the future!
LubriSynHA is proud to sponsor the best of the best in the equine industry. We are thrilled to partner with great horseman Jason Smith with Jason Smith Quarter Horses. We were able to get with Jason and ask him some questions about his operation and his use of LubriSynHA.
Q: How long have you been in your industry?
I have been involved with the Quarter Horses and Livestock for over 30 years. My family and I participate in Western Pleasure, Halter, Livestock and 4H, and many more activities.
Q: Where are you from? Where do you reside now?
I am originally from Douglas, Wyoming. We currently call Whitesboro, Texas home.
Q: What organizations do you currently belong to?
I am currently a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), and the Palomino Horse Breeders Association (PHBA). I am also a founding member of the World Confirmation Horse Association (WCHA).
Q: How do you typically start your day?
My family and I start our days by feedings and caring for all of our horses in training. We carefully look over each animal, checking their body condition, feet, and overall appearance. Daily checks ensure that each animal is in good health.
Q: How has LubriSynHA fit into your daily routine?
LubriSynHA is a daily part of our routine. It is administered each day with their morning feed. We use the gallon size LubriSynHA that comes with a pump so it is very easy to make sure each horse gets their dose.
Q: Have you noticed a difference in your or your horse’s performance since starting a daily regimen of LubriSynHA?
Yes, very much so. I take it myself and I notice that performing daily tasks is easier and takes less of a toll on my body. I definitely notice a huge difference in my horses. Their training is consistent and they recover much more quickly.
Q: Do you inject your horses?
I do still inject in severe cases, but it is not anywhere near as much as I used to.
Q: What is the most important piece of advice you can give to a young horseman?
The most important advice I can give is that consistency and hard work go a long way.
Q: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My family and I love to visit Hawaii. Obviously, horses are a huge responsibility and it can be difficult to get away, but we try to when we can. It is very important to take time off and recharge!
Q: Do you have any other pets?
Naturally, our farm has several dogs. We are definitely dog lovers.
Q: What do you see yourself doing in 5 years? 10 years? 25 years?
I will probably be doing the only thing I have ever wanted to do: training horses.
If you would like to learn more about Jason Smith and his organization, you can visit his website Jason Smith Quarter Horses.
This weekend (Aug 17th and Aug 18th) marks the running of the Arlington Million among other well-known stake races coast to coast. Every horse owner and trainer’s dream is to have horses in their barn good enough to compete in the high caliber stake races. LubrisynHA is well represented this weekend from coast to coast.
Starting off at Saratoga Racecourse, the feature races are the Sword Dancer, a grade I race on the turf and the Alabama Stakes, also a grade I for 3-year-old fillies. Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out the Kentucky Oaks winner Princess of Sylmar and Galloping Giraffe in the Alabama. Princess of Sylmar, owned by King of Prussia stables will be the favorite in this event. Both of those entrants use LubrisynHA to maintain joint health.
Heading to Chi-town and Arlington Park, LubrisynHA has several runners. In the Secretariat Stakes, Admiral Kitten for trainer Mike Maker and Jack Milton who is trained by Todd Pletcher. In the Beverly D, Artemus Kitten again for trainer Maker, and the talented west coast shipper Marketing Mix for trainer Tom Proctor will race in the filly and mare turf event.
The Arlington Million will feature Timeraine from the Proctor barn along with an overseas entry named Grandeur who is trained by Jeremy Noseda, another trainer who uses LubrisynHA.
On the journey, we stop at Delaware Park to see the entries in the Roseanna Stakes. Trainer Tony Dutrow sends out Welcome Guest in the Roseanna. Trainer Dutrow keeps his stock on LubriSynHA as a preventative tool.
We keep heading south to Gulfstream Park where their feature race is the Paseana Stakes. LubrisynHA user, Gerald Procino will put the saddle on Isabelle’s Thunder at the Hallandale, FL track.
Our journey takes us slightly to the west to Shreveport, LA and Louisiana Downs. Trainer Tom Amoss will send out several runners on their Louisiana Cup Day. We head up at Canterbury Park in Minnesota, Tom Proctor will send out Lily the Pink in the Minnesota HBPA Distaff. Ironically Scott Stevens who will ride the Proctor trainee is a LubriSynHA user.
“Since we’ve started using LubriSynHA, we’ve noticed the quality of the joint is much better. Would I recommend LubriSynHA? Absolutely not! I want to keep it all to myself!” Multiple Eclipse Award winning trainer, Todd Pletcher.
That is just a few of the LubriSynHA users this weekend that will be racing and trying for that big purse money. LubriSynHA is familiar with all disciplines of the equine industry. From Mountaineer Park to Saratoga Racecourse, no horse is not worth being fed LubriSynHA on a daily basis. When it comes to joint health, rebuilding cartilage will only do so much to keep a joint healthy. The key to healthy joints is the high molecular weight of LubriSynHA. LubriSynHA is a small price to pay when it comes to keeping your horse sound and in the winner’s circle!
Are you a user of Adequan? If so, then you have definitely been affected by the lack of product available. Supplies of Adequan i.m., a polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) approved by the FDA to treat joint problems in horses and dogs have been extremely limited or non-existent over the past few months. Due to FDA driven renovations to meet enhanced quality standards, Luitpold, manufacturer of Adequan, has issued several press releases about their shortage and when it is expected to be available again.
Why let your four-legged friends and partners suffer while you wait for product to be available again? Introducing LubriSynHA into your animals’ routine is a safe, cost-effective way to reduce or even eliminate injections for both horses and dogs. LubriSynHA’s patented all-natural, bio-identical hyaluronic acid naturally lubricates joints to relieve pain and inflammation. Isn’t it time you stopped waiting?
Dr. Steve Allday, DVM Voted Newest Board Member of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility
(July 15, 2013) Halstrum, LLC and Old Friends announce that Dr. Steven Allday, DVM was voted onto the Board of Directors of Old Friends, a 501C-3 Retired Thoroughbred Racehorse Facility in Lexington, KY.
Dr. Steve Allday has specialized in Equine sports medicine with a focus on Thoroughbreds for more than 25 years. He has treated such luminaries of the turf as 1992 Horse of the Year A.P. Indy, the “Invincible” Cigar, 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, as well as winners of 13 Triple Crown races and 29 Breeders’ Cup races. His expertise has been in demand across the country, from Hollywood Park to Belmont, and across the pond in Newmarket and Curragh.
In addition to his veterinary practice Dr. Allday is also an entrepreneur in the industry of natural equine health care. He is the founder and CEO of Halstrum, LLC, makers of the joint care supplements LubriSynHA for horses, pets, humans, and livestock, and of Re- Borne, LLC., makers of Re-Borne, a unique formulation of concentrated bovine colostrum that is the natural alternative for antibiotics, steroids and hormones in both equines and canines.
Dr. Allday has even transferred his equine skills into the saddle, become a prominent figure in one of the nation’s fastest-growing equine sports: team roping.
“I am so excited to be a member of the Old Friends team,” said Allday. “The continuous care of Thoroughbreds beyond their racing and breeding careers is imperative to the industry and I am looking forward to upholding its mission.”
Old Friends was founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic, Michael Blowen, and now cares for over 130 horses across three states, most of them stallions whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end. The formation of Old Friends kicked into gear when the news broke that Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand had perished in a slaughterhouse in 2003. “We went from getting five emails a day to hundreds,” notes Blowen.” “We knew such a death could never happen again, and so the plan became to bring at risk racehorses to Old Friends and provide them with a dignified retirement.”
Dr. Steven Allday, DVM founder and developer of LubriSyn and Re-Borne will be on Stage at the National Ropers Supply Trade show at MGM Grand. (See Below for date and times) Alongside Dr. Allday will be TV Host Richard Winters another. Dr. Allday can be seen on Richard Winters Horsemanship on HRTV and HRTV.com, telling the benefits of “911 not 411” preventive medicine.
Thursday, December 13th: 12:00 TO 12:30 Dr. Allday and Richard Winters will be at the NRS Trade Show Stage in the MGM Grand Convention center.
LubriSyn Announces Retailer of the Month Program!
For Immediate Release: Simpsonville, KY – LubriSyn is proud to announce a program to recognize the “Retailers of the Month”.
How does one become Retailer of the Month? Good question! The team at LubriSyn will go over feedback of the month’s sales and overall performance of the Retailer. We will judge areas such as the website that each of our vendors have and the ease to find our products, how the retailer has assisted when LubriSyn offers new products to the line up, etc.
Each Month, several members of the executive team will sit down and come up with the Retailer of the Month along with two runner ups.
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a case (4) of LubriSyn gallons along with promotional items for the staff. Second and Third prize, will receive a case (12) of quarts and some hats, t-shirts and other goodies to show our appreciation.
Each month the winners will be announced on our website with a link to your store website if applicable. We will also promote that on our Facebook pages.
The LubriSyn family really appreciates all our retail partners do for us. We are a small company but we have a superior product that provides joint lubrication, naturally. Every day we hear several stories of how LubriSyn has changed the life of either humans, horses, canines or other species of animals. Hearing these testimonies is the public’s gift to us, now we are rewarding our retailers by showing our appreciation.
Thank you very much for all you do for us. We hope to have continued success with each and every one of you. Good Luck and let’s continue to make 2012 a successful one!
Update!: This Months Winners for September ARE:
Teskey’s Saddle Shop (Weatherford, TX) – Grand Prize Winner; Runner Up: Turn N Burn Tack (Madreas, OR) and Thar’s Feed & Ranch (Gillette, WY).
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
London, Eng. - When the 2012 Summer Olympic Games gets underway in London, LubriSyn will be represented very strongly and on an international level with sponsored riders competing for several counties.
Two names which are well known in the Olympics are Steffen Peters and Tina Konyot. Both LubriSyn sponsored riders will take their quest for gold to the Dressage arena.
Peters returns along with his travel companion Ravel to take another shot at the Gold. Ravel, a Dutchbred gelding, along with Peters won two bronze medals in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and LubriSyn was, and is, a part of Steffen’s training regime. “We started using LubriSyn several years ago, and it was a crucial time for Ravel. We wanted to do anything possible to preserve his fitness and elasticity. LubriSyn has been a tremendous help with this,” Peters was quoted as saying. Steffen continued to say, “It gives you a certain level of confidence when you can count on your horse being healthy and this is extremely important when you flying half way around the world.”
Tina Konyot who will be riding Calecto V is an avid user of LubriSyn HU for people, and also uses LubriSyn to maintain her horses’ joint health. At the Olympic Trials in Gladstone, NJ, Konyot and her 14-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion, Calecto V, had performed a test that left the audience rapt and the judges thrilled, resulting in a winning score of 80.149, the first score above 80% in these trials. Konyot is no stranger to the Worlds either, having also competed in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Along with Konyot and Peters, another established equestrian is Lauren Hough, who is returning to the Olympics in a different fashion. Lauren was part of the US team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and will also be helping coach the US team at the London 2012 Games. LubriSyn has proudly sponsored Miss Hough since 2005.
Another LubriSyn sponsored rider, is Rodrigo Pessoa who will compete on the Team for Brazil. In 2007, Pessoa won the individual silver and team gold medals at the Pan American Games held in his home town. He was also chosen to be Brazil’s flag bearer for the Summer Olympic Games 2012. In 2004, Pessoa took home Olympic Gold in Athens for Individual Jumping.
This year, Pessoa will also be honored with bearing the Brazilian flag for their Olympic Team.
The LubriSyn Family of Products wishes the best to all the participants of the Olympic Games in 2012 and hopes that all athletes, human and animal, return safe and sound to their prospective countries.
Title: Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Racetrack
Location: Baltimore, MD – Saturday, July 14th
Link out: Click here
Description: This will be the first year Pimlico is hosting the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show which LubriSyn will be in attendance. Stop by the booth and hear about the revolutionary science helping horses coast to coast in keeping sound! There will be prizes and trivia contests! You can purchase any of the LubriSyn family of products at the booth on July 14th. Go see Cathy and ask her about some of the top thoroughbreds in the country staying sound on LubriSyn!
Restricted to Thoroughbreds off the racetrack looking for the second career, the event will be judged by Rodney Jenkins and Stuart Pittman.
LubriSyn and Re Borne Sponsored Hansen is going to begin the second half of his three-year-old campaign this weekend in the G III Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows. The race, which is worth over $250,000 total purse money, will be run at a mile and a sixteenth. The Mike Maker trained son of Tapit will be making his first start since his unplaced finish in the 2012 GI Kentucky Derby. Hansen, prior to the Kentucky Derby, had not been off the board in any of his 7 starts.
The Iowa Derby, the premier three-year-old race at Prairie Meadows, only attracted a field of five. The beautiful grey-almost-white, Hansen, drew post position number 5 and Ramon Dominguez, who was aboard for the Grade I win in the Breeders’ Cup, Juvenile Dirt, will be his jockey.
Hansen’s co-owner, Dr. Kendall Hansen, boasts how well the homebred is training coming to this race. “He has never been so relaxed on the track as he is now, at the race track. So we’ve rethought our strategy and are going to concentrate on 1-1/8 and 1-1/4-mile races. I think from a mental aspect, he got a lot out of the Kentucky Derby.”
A win in the Iowa Derby will keep Hansen on track with the ultimate goal being the GI Travers at Saratoga in August.
LubriSyn and Re Borne are a part of Hansen’s daily routine as it is in all of Mike Maker’s horses.
Hansen’s record shows 7 starts with 4 wins and 2 seconds and purse money of $1,623,305.
Trainer Mike Maker, who was a longtime assistant trainer for D. Wayne Lukas, keeps all his horses on LubriSyn and Re Borne. Maker also sends out Morgan’s Guerrilla in the GII Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park also to be run Saturday, June 30th. Maker’s horses have him in the top ten standings in the nation for money won.